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File #: 18-0375 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/5/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action:
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - ILA - Economic Development Positions
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Jeff Costello, CRA Executive Director
DATE: June 11, 2019


Recommended Action:
Approve the Interlocal Agreement between the CRA and City for funding of Economic Development positions.


For several years prior to 2009, the City funded an Economic Development Director who was located in the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Although periodic reports were given to the City, the position was housed at the Chamber of Commerce and received day-to-day direction from the President of the Chamber. After the incumbent left, the position was vacant for a while. When the economic downturn occurred, the CRA decided to reestablish the position.

In February 2009, the CRA Board approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Delray Beach to provide for joint funding of an Economic Development Director position, to be employed by the CRA. The Agreement was for a period of two years and provided that the CRA would pay 75% of the salary and benefits and the City would pay 25%. The position would work on economic development initiatives primarily within the CRA district but would also develop initiatives for commercial/industrial areas citywide.

At the City Commission meeting of June 7, 2011, the Commission discussed the possibility of entering into a new Agreement to participate in funding the position with the CRA. The Commission agreed to provide the funding, and to continue to have the person work out of the CRA office. The Interlocal Agreement with the City provided for the joint funding of the position (75% of salary and benefits to be paid by the CRA, and 25% to be paid by the City). The agreement was for a period of two years with funding subject to budgetary approvals. City staff would participate in the job interviews, and the Director would provide written monthly reports to the City.

In 2013, the Interlocal Agree...

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